Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Let's Go to the Beach

We went to the beach on Saturday!  It was a really nice day, cool but clear and sunny.

The ocean was pretty calm, and we got our toes wet :)

Daisy, however, was not a big fan of the water.

It was low tide, and some of the tide pools had fish, crabs, and anemones!

We also saw our cousins, who happened to be on the beach as well...cool coincidence :D  And on Sunday, I got to go to Alameda County Fair, which was crazy and fun.  Not to mention how entertaining it was to see the Loverboy concert, what with the band members (you aren't nineteen any more, fellas) and the adults in the audience who were attempting to dance.  Good times :D

All in all, this weekend was super fun!  Hopefully the rest of the summer will be as exciting, I've finally begun to plan things with friends and such.

Thanks for reading, see you next week!  


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Late Again

I had a blog post all planned out yesterday, but then plans got canceled and it kinda collapsed.  So again, the promised post of the week comes a little late.  Sorry, I'm just not used to a schedule for this thing yet.

It's summer!  Though it's been cooler here this week, and doesn't feel like summer so much as spring.  Guess the seasons have been off, since winter came in March.  Get back on track, mother nature!

Personally, I don't like to do a ton of stuff in the summer.  The school year packs in enough work for anyone, and summer is for relaxing.  Though I have a friend who is packing her bags for Europe, we're staying at home.  And that's great.  But honestly, that's also what I've been doing for the past two years during school.  So it's easy for one to get bored when cooped up in one's house all year, not old enough to go out alone, not young enough to see the house as a huge playground.

So I get creative.

Collages, drawing--endless drawing--listening to music, and reading are my go-to things to do.  But I also like hanging out with friends, bike riding, swimming, and watching Netflix (I'm a sucker for BBC).  And I'm working on getting out more.  This week a lot of my friends are at camp, but hopefully there will be some sleepovers in the near future.  

And can you believe it's almost the end of June?  All I have left of summer is July and the first week and a half of August!  Gotta cram in as much fun as possible before school starts. And there's back-to-school shopping, not only for supplies but for clothes, since my new school doesn't have uniforms, too!  It's gonna be a crazy rest of the summer.

Next week, I'll have a post on time!  Pinkie promise!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Sorry that this post is a little late, but I wanted to talk about graduation.  And since graduation was last night, there wasn't a chance to blog about it before I headed off to bed.

Anyway, my friends graduated 8th grade last night!  Now we're all freshmen :)  It was nice to hear the teachers talk about everyone, and I could tell that even though the members of the class of 2013 were described as "monkeys", they'll also be missed.  I know I'll miss my friends who are going to different schools!

I saw a few people who used to go to my old school as well.  It was really nice to see some old friends.  One girl, turns out, was homeschooled too!  Too bad we didn't know about that before, because we could have hung out and worked together.

It was a really fun night, and I wish everyone the best of luck next year. :)

Until next week!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Testing out the Tuesday blogging schedule.  If this ends up being too difficult to keep up I'll try Thursday instead.

So, today.  Yeah, I'd say today was pretty awesome :)

Today we got to go the Academy of Sciences!  Which is always fun anyway, of course.  But this time was extra-special.  This time I got to meet Meg!

Meg posted this picture of herself on her blog.  She calls it, "The Blogger in Her Natural Habitat".
Meg is a friend that I met over the internet.  One day a while back, she wrote a blog post about how she was feeling like nobody really cared about her or listened to her opinions.  I wrote her a message telling her that I hoped everything would get better and that if she needed someone who would listen,  she could always come talk to me.  So she did.  And we got to talking.

Last month she mentioned that she was visiting Northern California with her family, and thought that it might be cool if we got together.  So we set a date and a time and suddenly today was here and we finally got to meet!  She's super nice and funny, and we had a great time talking and wandering around the museum.

Honestly, I was a little nervous that we wouldn't have much in common and wouldn't be able to find anything to talk about, but we got three steps away from our parents and started chatting and laughing like old friends!  It was kind of crazy.  Books, movies, and blogging bring people together like that :)

So we had an amazing time, and hopefully we can hang out next time she comes to California too!  I'm super happy that we got to meet.  It was awesome.

Guess that'll wrap up this post.  Look forward to another one next Tuesday!


Saturday, June 1, 2013


Hey there!  As it says in my description, you probably know me as Miss Education, from my old blog.  You can read my posts from my two years of homeschooling by clicking the "Homeschool Misadventures" tab above.  But this is a new blog, and a fresh start.

Welcome to Ink Stains.

This wasn't in the original poll that I ran on Misadventures.  It actually just kind of...came to me, I guess.  You may know that I love to write.  And even though most of my work is done on the computer, I write things by hand as well, and afterward my hands are usually smeared with ink.  Thus, Ink Stains.

I may or may not change it, but the URL will likely stay the same.

Also, let me introduce you to my new screen name, Blue.  There are a few reasons why I chose this name.  One reason is because I wrote a poem in second grade (I think it was second grade) about my cat, whose name was Baby Blue Eyes.  That poem was published somewhere, in a magazine or something, and I was really proud of it.  So Blue ties me to my writing.  Blue is also my favorite color.  And it's simple, no fuss.  Just Blue.

Presently, I'm trying to work on a blogging schedule, which will probably change once I start school, but the plan is once a week, probably on a Tuesday or Thursday.

And finally, this blog is not only about school and life and that kind of thing, it will also include beauty stuff.  Not as much as the others, but it will still come up (probably when I don't have much to post about).  If you'd like to skip over that, just look under any tabs not labeled "Girly Girl".  You'll find blog posts according to the headings there.

Thanks for stopping by, whether you've been reading since the very first Misadventures of a Homeschooler post or just found this blog recently!

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